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In Somerville, authentic bites steal the scene

Posted by boston.com  September 1, 2013 12:11 AM

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The Somerville dining scene—which grows hotter and more popular every day—still has a few secrets. East Somerville’s restaurant corridor has some of the city’s most authentic flavors and hidden gems, and September 10th, the East Broadway Foodie Crawl will open the doors of fifteen local establishments to allow ticket holders to taste their way through the East Broadway Business District.
 
The East Broadway Business District is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, serving trademark authentic food: it has everything from Zagat-rated Vinny’s Restaurant--a Sicilian mecca for Somerville foodies--to Fasika Ethiopian—a spot so authentic the Ethiopian Marathon team dined there a few years back.
 
Alongside its ethnic favorites, East Somerville is also the home of a burgeoning new restaurant scene as well. Spots like the recently opened East End Grille promise to add more diversity of flavor to the evening.  As East Somerville Main Streets’ Executive Director Carrie Dancy said, “Even after working here for years, there is always a new dish to discover!”
 
East Somerville Main Streets led 1,000 people on this cultural crawl last year – and this year promises to be even better with not only tasty bites but entertainment along the way. The 2013 crawl will include performances by professional magician Matias Legier, on site caricatures from Alejandro Yegros, and free local restaurant guides from Shape Up Somerville.
 
And the event has a mission to boot.  East Somerville Main Streets is committed to building a safe, sustainable and prosperous multicultural community by developing a vibrant business district at the neighborhood’s heart – all proceeds from the event will forward this goal. 

Topping off this tasty affair are three after parties with local desserts and live music.
Other local businesses including local Mezzo Design Lofts, Assembly Row and the Holiday Inn will be on site as well. Crawlers can check out Assembly Row’s portable “MBTA car,” which marks the addition of an orange line T stop to the area, and tastes from the Holiday Inn’s new DRAFT restaurant.
 
Tickets for the Foodie Crawl are on sale now. You can buy them for $20 online and $25 at the door if there are still tickets.  For more information, please visit: eastsomervillemainstreets.org/FoodieCrawl_Splash.html
 
About ESMS
East Somerville Main Streets is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of the East Broadway Business District as the thriving center and heart of the East Somerville community, and as a one-of-a-kind destination that reflects diverse traditions and heritage. Great places create great lives.  ESMS is committed to improving the lives of the people in our community and beyond. 

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